As in any other celebration, food is the central part and mainly because of the month-long advent followed till the eve of X’mas, the feast usually is a gastronomic extravaganza and based on my personal experience, it is generally a non-veg affair. But the trademark of the season is fruit cake and sweet wine. Guests are usually treated with a piece of fruit cake and wine and here’s the list of my choices for you:
X’mas day breakfast is something everyone looks forward to and for many like us, it’s always Paalappam with a stew of your choice:
I - course
II - course
III - course
If you are having new guests for lunch, you may repeat the course of Paalappam or bread with stewed meat or seafood.
IV - course
V - course (Rice & curries)
Pickles & Condiments
VI - course
I personally prefer to keep a dessert menu with a combination of something fancy and traditional.
Tea Time Snacks
By the end of the day , you re probably stuffed up till your neck and will be mostly in a mood to have something light and the best option is to go for a bowl of….
I hope the menu options come handy for atleast a bunch of confused minds out there! There are many other dishes too that are part of the feast; this list is purely based on the recipes I have featured till now.
And my dear Non-Keralite friends, please don't be confused that we eat all the above mentioned dishes in one single feast, these are just a list of choices for you to mix and match and create our traditional X'mas feast :)
We wish you all a beautiful , peaceful and safe X’mas :)